Sunday, 29 April 2007

Book Meme

Snaffled from Caffyolay on Live Journal

Hardback, trade paperback or mass market paperback?
Either

Barnes & Noble or Borders?
Any bookshop is wonderful!

Bookmark or dog-ear?
Book mark or anything to prevent me from dog-earing a page. I've even been know to use loo roll!

Amazon or brick and mortar?

Alphabetize by author or alphabetize by title or random?
Usually by size of book

Keep, throw away or sell?
Usually keep

Keep dust jacket or toss it?
Keep

Read with dust jacket or remove it?
With dust jacket

Short story or novel?
Novel

Harry Potter or Lemony Snicket?
Harry Potter

Stop reading when tired or at chapter breaks?
Both

"It was a dark and stormy night" or "Once upon a time"?
"It was a dark and stormy night"

Buy or borrow?
Buy or perhaps a book ring.

New or used?
Either, I buy both

Buying choice: book reviews, recommendations or browse?
All of these

Tidy ending or cliffhanger?
Depends on the book.

Morning reading, afternoon reading, night-time reading?
Whenever possible! - If I find the book totally gripping I will read and read until finished then feel quite sad that it is finished!

Stand-alone or series?
Both, but I do like to read a series back to back

Favourite series?
I'm greedy, and having more than one - Books by Jennifer Chiaverini, Sue Grafton, Janet Evanovich, Diana Gabaldon & Harry Potter

Favourite children's book?
Spiderwick Chronicles

Favourite YA book?
Not sure

Favourite book of which nobody else has heard?
THE SAMPLER (A Miscellany of other people’s lives) by Judith S. Campbell

Favourite books read last year?
STRENGTH WITHIN: THE GRANGER CHRONICLES by Lee Ann Eckhardt Smith

THE PIANO SHOP ON THE LEFT BANK by Thad Carhart


Favourite books of all time?

Floating Brothel by SIan Rees & A town like Alice by Neville Shute

Least favourite book finished last year?
THE SALT LETTERS by Christine Balint

What are you reading right now?
Just finished Veil of Roses by Laura Fitzgerald

What are you reading next?
Welcome to the Great Mysterious by Lorna Landvik

Favourite book to recommend to an eleven-year old?
Harry Potter series

Favourite book to reread?
Too many to mention

Do you ever smell books?
Yes!

Do you ever read Primary source documents?
Yes

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